Just come back from a 3 night taster cruise leaving Sydney. I was a bit worried that my daughter aged 5 would not be able to use the pools as would be too cold since its winter. I did not need to worry as the 2 main pools were heated so we ...
My husband and I were first time cruisers so didn't know what to expect. We booked the cruise because we thought it was good value. We were on the Carnival Spirit that left Sydney to the South Pacific for 12 nights. We had a balcony on ...
We have done three P and O cruises and felt it was time for a change. Carnival seemed like a good option as we are sailing with a shy 12 year old.
The cabin was a premium balcony and very spacious. There was plenty of room for our ...
Having done two previous cruises we were offered a great deal for this cruise This was supposed to take us to Isle of Pines, Mystery Island, Suva, Port Denerau and then Noumea. Our first stop became Noumea, owing to a mechanical issue. ...
Our second trip on the Spirit, first was three years ago. She has had a refit since then and has new eating options. Main atrium, dining and theatre are still the same.
Embarkation was painful as always and things weren't helped by a ...
We are a couple in our late 50's who wanted to taste our first ever cruise. The Carnival Spirit was the one recommended to us by friends. We had booked a balcony cabin 7239 mid-ship close to the lift. It was very quiet and yet we were ...
We chose a cruise as our first international family holiday because we wanted it to simply be easy. Family of 5, Children aged 13,11 and 9.
Embarkation took a while as there was a problem with their computer system. Our scheduled time ...
COMPARED TO P & O
Service ========== AVERAGE
Food ============ BELOW AVERAGE
Ship ============ SLOW
Cabin =========== GOOD
Ports =========== ONE BAD ONE
Entertainment ==== BELOW AVERAGE
Service on deck was ...
Booked directly with Carnival next time I think I will use a travel agent. Two adults and two children under 10. This ship is targeted at the family market.
Sailed July 2016 check in was relatively easy on line which saved time at ...
Ok... Where to start?
This is my second, and my partner's first cruise. I had previously sailed with P&O out of Brisbane around 18 months ago, and while (for the most part) I enjoyed that cruise, I was not confident that my partner ...
The travel agent recommended Carnival to us. We have sailed with other lines 7 times before, mainly Royal Caribbean. We had to try hard to fault this ship - Spirit. One negative I could find was that the towels weren't always white.... ...
false advertising due to water slides do not work on ship / bed bugs in balcony cabins/crew are told to lie to customers about things will be fixed / expensive drink prices/ dirty balconies with flaking paint/ toilet blocked up/ never had ...
My wife and I were looking forward to this cruise ( our second on the Spirit ) as my wife had major back surgery a few months ago and this was for some relaxation.
Embarkation went smoothly and then we realized that it was school ...
This was the first cruise that we had done as a family of 2 children aged 7 and 13.
It was an easy enjoyable holiday and very different to our usual complicated itinerary, multiple destination holidays that we normally embark on.
Fantastic value for money - we paid less for the cruise and flights from NZ to Australia than one week in a hotel in Fiji without food and airfares.
This value comes at a price of course...the food is largely 3 star standard whereas ...
We had a wonderful time in Carnival Spirit. For 8 days from Sydney to Nomea, Isle of Pines and Lifou ( instead of Mare, last minute detour ) it was a totally enjoyable experience. The quality of food was very good ( we are vegetarians) and ...
We chose this cruise as other family members were also going on it. sadly it didn't live up to our expectations. The ship itself was nice very clean and comfy furniture, it was the whole experience that was disappointing, from the food to ...
We mainly picked his cruise because of the price & the fact that we had never sailed with Carnival before. This is our 6 th cruise, so we compare cruise lines.
Large rooms, roomy bathroom, nice spa in gym, entertainment ...
We had a great time on Carnival Spirit out of Sydney, and up to Vanuatu and New Caledonia. Was excellent value for money, and not having to pay that extra US$14 per head per day gratuity was a real bonus.
The crew were fantastic - very ...
Cabin 5243 was in a sorry state - 3 star motel at best. The bathroom door was peeling badly, the shower was in desperate need of regrouting to get rid of ingrained mould, the sink drained slowly, the carpet was stained and the sheets were ...
Have been on carnival spirit and legend, we find the spirit to be a better boat, food selection is still below par in the bistro at night which is a shame but during the bay, there is more selection. Liked Guys burger joint, & fat ...
This cruise was to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary.
Embarkation was fast , friendly and efficient. All staff involved were great. Our boarding time was 12 - 12.30, checked our bags in around 9.30 . Had time to have coffee and ...
This is a practical guide on a trip to the Pacific Islands aboard the Carnival Spirit with tips and observations in no particular order. It’s younger sister ship the Carnival Legend also applies. The Islands visited were Santo ...
Embarkation: To my surprise embarkation was a breeze compared to other Carnival cruises I have been on. Literally within 10 min of getting to the Overseas Passenger Terminal we were on the ship. Make it easier if purchased a suite or have ...
Terrible customer service. Had to line up in huge lines for food everyday, lines for kids club (waited about 45 minutes the first day and they tried to pass me someone else's child to pick up). My Children hated the kids club, they barely ...
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